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During this period of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), AMCHAM will be bringing you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes the efforts of the Government and initiatives from other bodies and organizations.
Malaysia will proceed with the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the COVID-19 National Immunisation Programme, confirms the Health Ministry. Health minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said this was decided at the Special Committee on COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee (JKJAV) meeting on Tuesday (April 6).
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has released an updated version of its COVID-19 “Guidelines to Enter Sarawak” for all travellers today. All non-Sarawakians and non-Malaysians who have been in the country for more than 15 days are required to request approval to enter Sarawak via West Malaysia by filling in EnterSarawak and E-Health Declaration Form (E-HDF).
The Association of Private Hospital Malaysia is looking forward to work with the Ministry of Health on the registration of public and private patients in private hospitals for the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme. APHM president Dr Kuljit Singh said it is currently in communication with the Special Committee on Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee to have the finer details sorted out and proposed to start almost immediately.
The government has agreed to provide certain relaxation of conditions to manufacturing and services companies that have been approved with incentives under the purview of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). MIDA said this is part of the proactive measures undertaken by the government to continue Malaysia’s economic revitalisation efforts by facilitating investment and restoring investors’ confidence.
The Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA) is a new industry association that was established in January 2021.
Today, 6 April, the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) held the Official Launch of Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA), officiated by YB Senator Datuk Lim Ban Hong, Deputy Minister of Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia (MITI). Click on the 'Read More' tab to watch the event.
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The Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Strategic Trade Secretariat in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Export Control and Related Border Security Program and U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration will be organising the Strategic Trade Act 2010: 10th Anniversary Celebration and Conference from 8 - 9 April 2021.
AMCHAM's CEO, Siobhan Das will be appearing as a panelist on the Public Private Partnership: Industries’ Perspectives by MITI from 11:40am - 12:50pm.
Join us for the Penang Investment Webinar on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8.00 am – 9.20 am.
This virtual session aims to provide a platform for businesses, consultants and investors to understand Penang, Malaysia's investment climate, successful investment stories, industry landscape as well as holistic state- led initiatives that make Penang the niche supply chain powerhouse in South East Asia.
The panel session will be moderated by AMCHAM's CEO, Siobhan Das.
Intel Malaysia presents their latest CSR newsletter depicting their latest CSR developments in 2021. Amidst the continuous battle against the ongoing pandemic, Intel was able to bag 3 awards, support multiple needy communities and more.
InvestKL aims to secure 10 multinational corporations (MNCs) and fast-growing companies to bring in at least RM1 billion worth of investments into the country this year. Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli said he expects the companies to be mainly involved in digital fields and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as in automation and robotic activities.
The pandemic caused the deepest economic disruption since World War II, disrupting both supply and demand, and the way ahead is extremely uncertain. Despite the pressures on them and high levels of uncertainty, early evidence indicates that many firms were bold and innovative in response to the pandemic. Companies shifted rapidly to online channels, automated production tasks, increased operational efficiency, and sped up decision making and innovation of operating models.
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